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TCAS hosts two lectures by Visiting Professor Kirill Solonin (Renmin University of China)
Webinar: Ruiqing Shen (National University of Singapore) - Inland Min in a historical perspective
Webinar: John Carlyle (University of Washington) - Some Remarks on the Development of OC *a in Min Chinese
Webinar: Kwok Bit-Chee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) - 從比較音韻的角度看莆仙片方言在沿海閩語中的位置
New approaches to computational historical linguistics in the Asian context
Simone O’Malley Sutton - The Chinese May Fourth Generation and the Irish Literary Revival: Writers of Modernism and Fighters against the Colonial Condition
Martin Worthington (Trinity College Dublin) - How consistent is Akkadian idiom? Attributive adjectives and the attributive construct state
Jobymon Skaria (St Patrick's Pontifical University) - St. Thomas Christians'encounter with the caste system in South India
Dieter Gunkel (University of Richmond) - The syntactic expression of polarity focus in Vedic prose
Webinar: Binbin Xu (Xiamen University) - 论闽南方言多功能词“kaʔ”的音义共变模式 / The Coevolution of Form and Meaning of the Multifunctional Word kaʔ in Southern Min Dialects
International conference: What We Talk About When We Talk About Haruki Murakami’s Translators: Their Roles and Significance (村上春樹の翻訳者について語るときに我々の語ること)
Muhammad Ilyas (Trinity College Dublin) - Light Verb Constructions in Balti, Tibetan
Webinar: Jonathan Smith (Christop her Newport University) - New digital resources for the study of historical and comparative Mǐn
Japan and Ireland: A Conversation with Ambassador Maruyama Norio
Webinar: Yang Wanglong (Xiamen University) - 沿海闽语强化类方位词重叠的共性特征 / Some universals of localizer reduplication with intensified meaning in inshore-Min dialects (note: this event is in Chinese)
Year of the Dragon, podcast with Professor Isabella Jackson
TCAS hosts workshop on automatic speech recognition for minority Asian languages
Sichuan: Diversity, Heritage, and Transformation
Yunfan Lai awarded the Anna Siewierska Award by Societas Linguistica Europaea
Alexander James O’Neill (SOAS University of London) – Breaking the Textual Fourth Wall: On Paratextuality and Self-Referentiality in Mahāyāna Sūtra Literature
Adrian Tien Prize awarded to Joseph Mossop
Congratulations to the 2023-24 Chinese Studies scholarship recipients
Mario De Grandis (University College Dublin) - Mapping the Central-Peripheral Dynamic: Literary Platforms in the Field of Huizu wenxue
Jingqi Ying (TCD) - The Old Chinese Sound Change *-ps > *-ts > -jH: Insights from Zhou Excavated Documents
Wenqing Kang (Cleveland State University) - Reemergence of Public Discussion on Homosexuality in 1980s and 1990s China
William Marotti (UCLA) - The Performance of Police and the Theater of Protest, from Japan 1968 to BLM
Muhammad Zakaria (Independent researcher) - The Historical Development of Causative/Applicative and Middle Constructions in Southeastern and Southwestern Kuki-Chin
Dr Chiu and Dr Ip make a donation to the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies for scholarships in the MPhil Chinese Studies for students from China and Hong Kong
Tristan Brown (MIT) - The Unlikely Audiences of a Muslim King’s Shrine in China
Tristan Brown (MIT) - Laws of the Land: Fengshui and the State in Qing Dynasty China
Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire) - International Aid and Sustainable Development in North Korea
Lingzi Zhuang (University of Toronto Mississauga) - A preliminary “mix-ology” of messy Tibetan verb paradigms
Hannes A. Fellner (University of Vienna) - 名不正,則言不順– Language contact in the borderlands of the Western Regions
Nathaniel Sims (CRLAO-CNRS) - A roadmap to reconstructing proto-Rma
First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel
Mel Cousins (Trinity College Dublin) - Getting old before getting rich? Challenges to the sustainability of the Chinese pension system
Lecture: Raymond J. Davidson Jr. (Trinity College Dublin & Rowan University) - Zhuangzi and Rorty: Contingency, Irony, and Cruelty
A paleogenomic time travel to pre- and proto-historic Japan
The changing pronunciation of Chinese during the Han dynasty: applying graph theory to poetic rhymes
Sino-African Relations and the War in Ukraine
Understanding the Constitution of Japan: comparison and analysis
Webinar: Isabella Weber (University of Massachusetts Amherst) - Price Controls versus Economic Warfare: Hyperinflation and the Communist Revolution
Webinar: Rebecca E. Karl (New York University) - The Socialist Law of Value and the Rural Economy: Wang Yanan and Marxism in China, 1950s
Webinar: Edwin Michielsen (University of Toronto) - Celebrating the Proletariat: May Day Strikes and Syntheses of Solidarity
PhD position in Gyalrongic (Sino-Tibetan) descriptive and historical linguistics
Viren Murthy (University of Wisconsin Madison) - Back to the Future: Reflections on Tamil Marxism, Anti-Colonial Nationalism and Identity Politics
Webinar: Li Shang (Swansea University) - A fresh look at Marx's understanding of the Asiatic mode of production
Webinar: Dr Yushu Geng - From Wise Mother/Good Wife to Tiger Mom: women in 20th century China
Webinar: Professor Nathan Hill - The word for 'tiger' in Chinese and other Asian languages
Webinar: Dr Dong Jin Kim - Global Health Diplomacy and North Korea: Ending the Quarantine of Humanitarianism in 2022
Webinar: Alexander Statman - Ancient Wisdom and Unhistorical History: Hegel's Encounter with Chinese Philosophy
Webinar: Gerald Roche (La Trobe University) - Language Oppression in China: What Does it Look Like?
Webinar: James Leibold (La Trobe University) - Taming Mongolia: Xi Jinping’s Agenda for Coercive Nation Building in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region
Webinar: Dr Qi Zhang (Dublin City University) - The trilingual education for ethnic minorities: field studies of the Tujia, the Uyghurs and the Inner Mongolian
Webinar: Naomi Yamada (Meiji) - Changing approaches to positive discrimination in education in China
Webinar: Wenyu Du (Beihang) -- AI-enabled digital transformation and innovation in China
Webinar: Lin Boqiang (Xiamen University) Evolution of China’s Energy Policy
Webinar: Linda Tsung (Sydney) - Multi-model approaches in multilingual education in China
Webinar: Julia C. Schneider (Cork) - Who belongs to the Chinese nation? Inclusion and exclusion in Chinese Republican historiography
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